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Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology & Homiletics

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Work type: Faculty, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology & Homiletics

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Division Chair for Practical Theology and the Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: School of Theology & Ministry

Campus Location: Noggle Christian Ministries

Summary of Position:    The School of Theology and Ministry on the residential campus of Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Pastoral Theology with a focus in Homiletics. In addition to significant practical experience in the area, the preferred candidate will have a doctorate and expertise in a field such as homiletics, Biblical studies, Christian theology, church history, liturgical studies, etc. The preferred candidate should be ordained to the ministry of the Word, see their teaching as a service to the Church, and should love the local church. They should be in full agreement with and enthusiastic about the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition of which the university is a part, and also have a broad familiarity with a variety of models and cultures of preaching.

Fall of 2022 pending funding. Interviews will begin on or after February 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned, especially in areas of homiletics such as Homiletics I and II, Homiletics Practicum, and Advanced Preaching.
  • Ongoing scholarship in one’s area(s) of expertise, including participation in appropriate guilds.
  • Ongoing service to the church, the university, and the community, including committee work as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


• Applicants should have a completed doctorate in homiletics or related area.


• Substantial experience in areas of preaching and service as local church pastor.
• Teaching experience is highly desirable.

Required Skills

• Excellence in knowledge and skills in relation to the appropriate field(s).
• Competence in teaching ability, along with an eagerness to improve.
• A strong testimony of personal faith and commitment to Christ is essential, along with an agreement to live according to the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.
• An enthusiasm for the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and ability to function well within a community hosted by The Wesleyan Church.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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